Episode 265 - PowerScripting Podcast - Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell Team on DSC

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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell team about DSC

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<JimB_> ### for a DSC noob, how well does it compare with Puppet?  Linux guys are pushing and I am not too familiar with it.  Does an IT shop need both?

<marc_carter> ##DSC noob here too...any suggestions or some practical examples to gain some familiarity?

<alexandair1> ## when can we expect to get resources written by other product teams?

<stevenmurawski> ##Will Test-TargetResource tell you what's deviating if it fails?

<justpaul> ## will MS require the various teams to provide DSC resources (aka stop-ship, like they did with powerShell cmdlets)

<stevenmurawski> ##When will the DscResourceDesigner's Test-DscResource handle more complex schema.mofs?

<stevenmurawski> ##What's failing is the wave resources that you've released fail to validate with Test-DscResource

<stevenmurawski> ## How far downlevel will WMF5 be supported?  2008R2?

<stevenmurawski> ### What is N for WMF5?

<alevyinroc> totally unrelated…on win 8.1, how would one get past “access denied” when trying to use location services (like this: http://www.verboon.info/2013/10/powershell-script-get-computergeolocation/)

<Vern_Anderson> http://youtu.be/JM7e5tsYOi8

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014  << For those who missed the keynote

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> https://oneget.codeplex.com/

<halr9000> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/03/28/dsc-resource-kit-wave-3.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx

<halr9000> dsc reskit wave 1 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2013/12/26/holiday-gift-desired-state-configuration-dsc-resource-kit-wave-1.aspx

<halr9000> wave 2 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/02/07/need-more-dsc-resources-announcing-dsc-resource-kit-wave-2.aspx

<halr9000> dsc reskit home http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d

<brwilkinson> @marc_carter check the book here https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/ebooks/tree/master/DSC

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managed_Object_Format

<ScriptWarrior> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=desired%20state%20configuration&ac=3

<halr9000> http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/xDscResourceDesigne-Module-22eddb29

<Francois-Xavier> https://vlabs.holsystems.com/vlabs/technet?eng=VLabs&auth=none&src=microsoft.holsystems.com&altadd=true&labid=10068

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-B302

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-H310

<Vern_Anderson> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/MDC-IL206-R#fbid=

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Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.